Ford Explorer Specials in Bedford, VA

The Always Popular Ford Explorer in Bedford, VA

The Ford Explorer is one of the larger SUVs in the automaker's lineup, offering more than enough space for families of nearly any size. The Explorer has seating for up to seven people yet maintains great gas mileage so you don't have to worry about wasting too much fuel when driving your family to activities. The Ford Explorer can be configured to feel like a premium vehicle with features like a dual-panel moonroof, Nirvana leather, and dual integrated chrome exhaust tips. One of the biggest appeals of the Explorer is its ability to tackle anything you need to be done. The Intelligent 4WD and Terrain Management System lets you take it off road with confidence, while the available Trailer Tow Packages give you the tools you need to haul a boat, horse trailer, or anything else. Inside, the Ford Explorer gives you more reasons to choose this SUV over the competition with the latest version of SYNC and FordPass, which connects your vehicle to your smartphone. Berglund Ford in Bedford, VA has a wide variety of model years and trims of the Ford Explorer. Come visit us today for a test drive!

How the 2017 Ford Explorer Was Updated

The 2017 Ford Explorer didn't need to undergo a large number of updates since the previous models were already incredibly popular. Following extensive revisions for the 2016 model year, the Explorer was already positioned to compete with other similar models. The big news for the 2017 version is a new Platinum trim, which sits on the top of the lineup. This trim uses the EcoBoost V6 engine for 365 horsepower. This represents an expansion in the availability of this efficient and powerful engine that was previously only available on the Sport trim.

In addition to the expansion of the EcoBoost V6 engine and new trim level, Ford has added a Sport Appearance Package. With this package, you can get some of the stylistic features found on the Sport trim, including the blackout grille, on the XLT. Essentially, the package lets you upgrade your XLT to have the appearance of the Sport trim without the engine enhancements, making it more affordable than the Sport. Even so, the Sport Appearance Package has black roof rails, 20-inch dark gray wheels, contrast stitching on the interior gray seats, microsuede inserts, and leather bolsters. Rounding out the changes to the 2017 Ford Explorer, you will notice that the infotainment system has been updated from MyFord Touch to SYNC3.
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Get to Know the Ford Explorer History

Ford created the Explorer for the 1991 model year as a replacement for the aging Bronco. While it was originally a replacement, the Explorer would eventually create a new segment, combining grown-up comforts with Ranger-based utility. The first Ford Explorer was offered in two trims with two or four doors, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual. It could tow 5,600 pounds with its 155-horsepower engine and had 81 cubic feet for cargo. More luxurious trims were added the following year, with extra power in 1993.

The second generation of the Explorer got even more power and an available 210-horsepower V8 with more trims. The 210-horsepower V6 was added after 1997, but the models until 2001 were still a bit rough to ride. The third generation would change this when it arrived in 2002. In addition to a smoother ride, the third generation had a reasonable third row with its independent suspension and longer wheelbase. Drivers could pick from a 210-horsepower V6 and a 239-horsepower V8. Safety features like extra airbags and stability control were added in 2006, and the V8 got more power. At the end of the generation, navigation and voice-activated SYNC were added. The Explorer got another complete redesign in 2011, giving it its car-like ride you will find today along with other enhancements.

Shop for Your New or Used Ford Explorer at Berglund of Bedford

The Ford Explorer is well-loved for all its room, features, and performance capabilities. To learn more about the different trims and features, visit Berglund of Bedford in Bedford, Virginia. We have an extensive inventory of both new and used Ford Explorers and our highly trained staff is happy to answer any of your questions and help you decide on the right trim for you and your family. Visit us today, and we'll show you the different models and help get you set up with a test drive.

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